Michigan to Utah shipping and trucking services are in high demand; Grand Rapids to Provo is a very heavily traveled route for freight transportation.
The Grand Rapids, MI to Provo, UT shipping lane is a 1,581 mile haul that takes more than 23 hours of driving to complete. Shipping from Michigan to Utah ranges from a minimum of 1,413 miles and 21 hours from Three Oaks, MI to Echo, UT, to over 2,026 miles and a minimum of 29 hours on the road from Cheboygan, MI to St. George, UT. The shortest route from Michigan to Utah is along I-80 W; however, there is a more southerly route that uses the I-70 W traveling through Denver, CO and Kansas City, KS.
Michigan, the Great Lakes State, is made up of two peninsulas surrounded by the world’s largest freshwater lakes. Southeast Michigan, the most densely populated part of the state, is home to the Detroit Metro Area and the American automotive industry. Further north, there’s lumber, mining and furniture manufacturing. Michigan borders Ontario, Canada to the east and north, across lakes Huron and Superior. Indiana and Ohio are to the south, and Illinois and Wisconsin are to the west, across Lake Michigan. Detroit is approximately 300 miles east of Chicago and 250 miles west of Toronto, Canada. Michigan is warm and humid in the summer, cold and snowy in the winter. Michigan’s climate sometimes causes delays in trucking.
Almost all of Utah’s nearly three million inhabitants live among the valleys of the Wasatch Front. As a result, much of the state is largely uninhabited and unspoiled. To the west of the I-15, the landscape is broadly desert. To the south and east, the soft sandstone has been etched by wind and weather over time to form stunning natural sculptures. Dotted throughout the state are pine forests, valleys and basins.
The climate is semi-arid or desert, with moisture coming chiefly from Pacific Ocean storms or Gulf of California monsoons. Winter inversions are common, especially around the basins, causing haze and freezing fog. Tornados are unusual, but wildfires are increasingly common due to the high summer temperatures and dry climate.
Michigan to Utah Freight shipping quotes and trucking rates vary at times due to the individual states industry needs. Since Michigan and Utah are mainly an industrial state, we see plenty of shipments by refrigerated trailer, flatbed as well as by the more common dry van trucks. Heavy Haul Trucking services are also common from Michigan to Utah. Our Less Than Truckload (LTL) carriers are also running a number of regular services between the two states, and it’s an active route for heavy haul freight shipments, as well.